First BanCorp (the “Corporation”) (NYSE: FBP), the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico, announced today that it expects to report its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, before the market opens on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. First BanCorp will hold a conference call and live webcast to discuss the financial results at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, August 2, 2012. The call and webcast will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed through the investor relations section of the Corporation’s website: www.firstbankpr.com. Listeners are recommended to go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary software. The call may also be accessed by analysts and institutional investors through a dial-in telephone number 877-317-6789 or 412-317-6789. A replay of the webcast will be archived in First BanCorp’s website until August 2, 2013. A telephone replay will be available one hour after the end of the conference through 9:00 a.m. Eastern time September 3, 2012 at 877-344-7529 or 412-317-0088. The conference number is 10016191. About First BanCorp First BanCorp is the parent corporation of FirstBank Puerto Rico, a state-chartered commercial bank with operations in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Florida, and of FirstBank Insurance Agency. First BanCorp and FirstBank Puerto Rico operate within U.S. banking laws and regulations. The Corporation operates a total of 157 branches, stand-alone offices and in-branch service centers throughout Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Florida. Among the subsidiaries of FirstBank Puerto Rico are First Federal Finance Corp., a small loan company; FirstBank Puerto Rico Securities, a broker-dealer subsidiary; First Management of Puerto Rico; and FirstMortgage, Inc., a mortgage origination company. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, FirstBank operates First Express, a small loan company. First BanCorp’s common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FBP. Additional information about First BanCorp may be found at www.firstbankpr.com.